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CHS faculty to present at interdisciplinary diversity conference

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Cross-Pollination(s) 2, “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Diversity,“ the second interdisciplinary conference at the University of Indianapolis, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017. This day-long event is organized and hosted by the Interdisciplinary Advisory Council and Multicultural Engagement and Global Awareness (MEGA) Center at UIndy. Presenters from across the university, including the College of Health

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Molly took her M.A. in History to Cook Regentec

Molly took her M.A. in History to Cook Regentec

As part of her studies in the M.A. in History program at the University of Indianapolis, Molly Busenbark completed her thesis on naval mutinies during WWI. The 2006 graduate now works as a Quality Assurance Specialist at Cook Regentec, an Indianapolis firm focused on researching regenerative medicine therapies and equipment. While the subject matter may

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KSPT faculty scheduled to present at national conference

KSPT faculty scheduled to present at national conference

Later this month, when a large percentage of the nation’s physical therapists gather for their largest annual professional conference, the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX, several faculty from the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy will be on the docket as presenters. Faculty presenters are listed in

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Expressive Arts workshop for long term care workers scheduled for March 2017

Expressive Arts workshop for long term care workers scheduled for March 2017

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) will host it’s second Expressive Arts in Long Term Care workshop near Indianapolis in March 2017. CAC has been contracted by the Indiana State Department of Health to design, implement, and coordinate the project that aims to improve the quality of life of older adults living in long

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Resilience is key in physical therapy practice & life

Anne Mejia-Downs

Anne Mejia-Downs, PT, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of physical therapy in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT), has been selected to deliver the Linda Crane Memorial Lecture, an esteemed address at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. Mejia-Downs will present “Resilience – Everyone Has It, What Will You Do

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UIndy athletic training prof garners two honors from GLATA

UIndy athletic training prof garners two honors from GLATA

Dr. Craig Voll, assistant professor in the Athletic Training program at the University of Indianapolis, recently received two honors from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA). In mid-December 2016, Voll was elected the GLATA District IV District Director. This position represents the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota and is a member

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Two December grads earn UIndy Healthy Diploma distinction

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Two seniors graduating from the University of Indianapolis this December have earned a Healthy Diploma™ certificate as a complement to their bachelor’s degrees. Psychology major Alexandria Frazee and anthropology major Anna Kevlin will present their personal health projects on campus Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 6:30-8:00pm in room 382 of the Health Pavilion. Frazee’s presentation will be

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Perspectives from MPS HR Student Zack Salaz

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You probably have a lot in common with Zack Salaz. He works hard as a physical plant employee here at the University of Indianapolis. He has three kids at home; a five-, three-, and one-year-old. And he is looking to advance his career by pursuing a Master of Professional Studies in Human Resource Development &

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KSPT’s Dr. Stacie Fruth honored at Indiana APTA Annual Meeting

Dr. Stacie Fruth

At the Indiana Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (IN-APTA) annual meeting earlier this month, Dr. Stacie Fruth, Chair of the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, was awarded the Anthony D. Certo Award. The award was created in honor of the late Anthony Certo, a former member of IN-APTA, to recognize

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MSW Program Welcomes First Cohort

MSW Program Welcomes First Cohort

The Phyllis Lan Lin Department of Social Work welcomed its first group of graduate students to the Masters in Social Work program. Students have engaged in course work and are currently selecting practicum sites for the second semester. The Department also welcomed two new MSW faculty – Dr. Eveldora Wheeler and Dr. Wanda Watts. What

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KSPT faculty have influence beyond the classroom

Frank Bates, PT, DPT, MBA

In addition to teaching responsibilities, the faculty of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy are active in research and scholarship, working to advance the practice and profession of physical therapy. Some recent faculty highlights include: Dr. Frank Bates, associate professor and the director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program was inducted into the Academy of

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MSAT application deadline January 15; pre-app webinar November 30

The application deadline for the first cohort in the University of Indianapolis Master of Science in Athletic Training program is January 15, 2017. There will be a webinar for all interested applicants on November 30, 2016 at 4:00pm EST. UIndy has a long history in athletic training. However, the accrediting bodies for athletic training education recently announced

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Grad programs in aging studies to be focus of upcoming webinar

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2016 is whizzing by and before long 2017 will make its appearance. Will 2017 be the year that you will go back to school? Our online graduate programs in gerontology, or aging studies, are the perfect fit for many working professionals. Careers in aging go far beyond medical professions. Expertise in aging is beneficial to social

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UIndy Athletic Training prof co-authors article on student-athletes and MRSA

UIndy Athletic Training prof co-authors article on student-athletes and MRSA

Say the word “athletic trainer” and thoughts of sprained ankles and concussions come to mind. But athletic trainers at both the high school and college levels are prepared to handle a wide range of conditions, including infectious diseases. Dr. Christine Lauber, director of the University of Indianapolis Master of Science in Athletic Training program, recently

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UIndy Kinesiology inducts 33 into Phi Epsilon Kappa honor society

UIndy College of Health Sciences logo

The University of Indianapolis Department of Kinesiology recently recognized 33 undergraduate students for their outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and scholarly activities by inducting them into the university’s chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa honor society. Chapter advisor and department chair Dr. Lisa Hicks led the induction ceremony which took place in the university’s Health Pavilion. Inductees

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Gerontology professor presents on interdisciplinary collaboration and service-learning

Dr. Lisa Borrero,

Gerontology — the study of aging — is an interdisciplinary field that pulls from the fields of psychology, social work, public health and more. University of Indianapolis Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Borrero has recently used her interdisciplinary expertise and commitment to service-learning in presentations to other colleagues in higher education. In September 2016, Borrero and

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New publications by UIndy Occupational Therapy faculty

UIndy OT professor Katie Polo

Several faculty from the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy are authors on recently published articles and book chapters that contribute to the body of knowledge in occupational therapy practice. Katie Polo, DHS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA is a co-author of the peer-reviewed publication “Interventions to promote diabetes self-management in children and youth: A scoping review,”

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Using art to improve quality of life for older adults

Using art to improve quality of life for older adults

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) has received a $600,000 contract from the Indiana State Department of Health to design, implement, and coordinate a project that will improve the quality of life of older adults living in long term care facilities through the use of the arts. The Expressive Arts in

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UIndy Education Alum Heather Noesges Featured in Indy Star

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Fortville Elementary School played host to the Arcade Cardboard Challenge on Friday, October 21. The event saw second through fifth graders creating cardboard-based games for parents, teachers, and their first-grade classmates to participate in. Before contestants could play, they had to correctly answer a math question. The emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

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Be ahead of the curve; earn a Master’s in Athletic Training

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When preparing for a career, you want to take every advantage available to you. The University of Indianapolis now offers you the advantage of earning a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Recently, the accrediting bodies for athletic training education announced that the standard for the professional athletic training degree would move to the master’s level.

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